2018 Seed Swap
January 28th, 2018 from 10am-12pm

You're invited: Grow Portland's second annual Seed Swap is a chance to share seeds you have saved in your garden. 

The event takes place on Sunday, January 28th in conjunction with National Seed Swap Day from 10am-12pm at the Midland Library (805 SE 122nd Ave). We will feature speaker Putsata Reang, a nationally-known journalist who will talk about early immigrant urban farmers in Portland. Close to 100 people participated in the swap last year and took home new and interesting seedsfrom native plants to varieties of Burmese dry beans. If you have seeds to share and would like to participate, sign up on our website.

Following the event, non-profit gardening projects will be able to select from the seed bank of donated Seed Swap seeds to use in their garden projects. Find out more about our seed saving work.


EMSWCD Native Plant Sale

Choose from over 40 species of beautiful and affordable bare-root trees and shrubs!
Quantities are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

How to Order Plants: 

  1. Visit emswcd.org/plantsale to access the online store.
  2. Select the plants you want and add them to your cart.
  3. Pay for your order using online checkout.
  4. Look for your order confirmation email, double check it for accuracy, and keep it on file*.
  5. Pick up your plants on Saturday, February 17th from 10am - 3pm at the EMSWCD Office located at 5211 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97217.

EMSWCD Classes

Love your garden, all year 'round!

It can be easy to create the yard you want. Discover simple steps to creating an attractive, low-maintenance landscape that conserves water, reduces pollution, and attracts beneficial wildlife. The East Multnomah County Soil & Water Conservation District weekend and evening classes will help you realize your vision and bring it to life.

All classes are FREE, and everyone is welcome! Offerings include classes on urban weeds, benificial insects, native plants, nature-scaping, rain gardens and more.

View classes and register at emswcd.org


Portland Urban Forestry Workshop

Urban Forestry workshops are back! Join our certified arborists, tree experts, and community partners as we bring tree walks, history presentations, and hands-on tree care opportunities to a neighborhood near you.

All skill levels, ages, and abilities are welcome. Fall workshops begin September 16th, check out the Workshop Calendar for details and to register.